Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
United States

You are invited to partner on the French-American Chamber of Commerce's (FACC) next event, Meet the Filmmakers of "The Lafayette Escadrille", a FREE Zoom Event, which includes an optional Short Video Screening, Signature Cocktail Recipe to Make at Home, Presentation, and Networking Event, in English, on Wednesday, January 27th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  

Enjoy a fun event with the Filmmakers of THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE, Paul Glenshaw and Darroch Greer, the FACC Members, and Guests. Take a break to learn about the diverse fearless flyers who steered the United States into supporting the Allies when this country eventually entered World War I.

Filmed in the skies above France and the United States, THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE tells the story of the American volunteers who flew and fought for France in World War I. It is an all-true, character-driven story of a disparate group of idealistic young men risking their lives for the ideals of France and civilization. Through archival footage and stunning photography of the places where the pilots trained, flew, fought and died, the documentary gives the viewer a thrilling and visceral experience of the early days of combat aviation. Never-before-seen photographs, letters and memoirs tell the only American story that covers the entire scope of World War I along the Western Front, from fighting in the trenches and driving ambulances to flying single-seat fighters. The sacrifices made by the men of the Lafayette Escadrille strengthened the historic bond between the sister republics of the United States and France as they laid the foundation of American combat aviation and the U.S. Air Force.


Event Type: 
Arts & Culture